Murphy

♂♀ Name Murphy – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Murphy

The first name Murphy is ♀ female and ♂ male.

Origin of Murphy

The given name Murphy is a transferred use of the English and Irish surname of the same name, which derived either from the Irish surname “Ó Murchadha / Ó Murchadh” or “Mac Murchaidh / Mac Murchadh”. Both go back to the Irish first name Murchadh.

Meaning of Murphy

Murphy means “descendant of Murchadh” or “son of Murchadh” (from Irish “Ó” = grandson/descendant or “Mac” = son). Murchadh itself means “sea-battler” or “sea-warrior” (from Gaelic “muir” = sea + “cath” = battle). Therefore Murphy means “descendant of the sea-warrior”.

Pronunciation of Murphy

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